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ERIC Number: ED522367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Development of a Financial Aid Handbook for the Health Professions Division Students at Nova Southeastern University
Wynter, Shelley
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The problem addressed by this study was that the Health Professions Division (HPD) students at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) were not fully aware of the financial aid process. The issue created frustrated students who were unable to manage their overall debt because they were left financially powerless, resulting in the prospect of being unable to complete their academic studies due to lack of funding. The purpose of the study was to develop a succinct and structured handbook designed specifically for HPD students at NSU. The handbook will allow students to become more informed about the financial aid processes while attending NSU. The research question was, "What were the appropriate components that should be included in the development of the student handbook?" The five procedures that were used in the development practicum included literature reviews, establishing the handbook criteria, and drafting the product. An iterative process of review by the formative and summative committees was used to refine and modify the product during its development. The results suggested that the product could be used as a learning tool for other financial aid students in the future and for other departments. It was concluded that the student handbook outlines specific information regarding financial aid, how to apply for financial aid in time for registration, debt management procedures, financial aid requirements, and financial aid services. A recommendation was made to ensure that all students receive the handbook when entering the HPD program. Another recommendation was made to put the student handbook on-line for current and future students. One final suggestion was that the handbook should be updated whenever there were policy changes that would affect financial aid students at the HPD at NSU. Appended are: (1) A Sample Student Survey Instrument Letter; and (2) Sample Alumni Survey Instrument Letter.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida